Log In
Science & Nature

Space Mission 1: Astronomy, Astronauts & Exploration-(Semester Course, Ages 6-9)

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (47)
Completed by 156 learners
In this 6-week or 12-week course, students will learn all about our solar system; telescopes, constellations, man-made & other objects in space, spacecraft & how to become an Astronaut. #academic
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Over 12 weeks
45 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

This Space Adventure is crammed-packed with information and fun! Students will learn about the Solar System, and how to Compare & Contrast the planets in our Solar System; Discuss the Earth & Moon and how they are unique from other planets and moons; Explore telescopes, how & why we use them; Identify several main constellations; Learn about Astronauts and how they train; Categorize the main Types of Spacecraft sent into space by humans; Discuss where Astronauts might go in the future; & Examine different Objects Orbiting Earth, as well as other objects seen in Space. 
I have always had a love of space, from the moment my grandpa, an amateur astronomer, let me look through the 10-foot telescope he built all by himself, to watching shuttles & satellites lift into the sky, and watching some fall back to the earth. I have spotted some of the largest dust storms to hit Mars, and have enjoyed looking at the various craters on our Moon and seeing the rings around Saturn, all from my own backyard in Missouri & while using telescopes, including the ones my grandpa & I built together! I have never ceased my exploration and search, looking to the skies to watch for eclipses, comets, and so much more! My love of all things Space has only increased with time, and I feel it is the next great wave of the future! 
As a teacher with three different degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Teaching, I have taken several science courses, including those dealing with Astronomy. I also have over 30 years of experience working with children of various ages, teaching a variety of topics, including Astronomy, Arts & Crafts, Music, Business, Computers and more! I love to share my knowledge with the next generation as I hope to instill the awe-inspiring beauty the Unknown Universe holds, as well as encourage students to dream and believe! I hope to see you in class as we take on this Amazing Space Mission!
There will be materials posted in the Outschool Classroom, such as the notes, videos, color pages, and other informational & learning materials to enhance the presented classroom material. This is optional to complete, however, many students find it interesting and want to do these. They are not required but are offered as a means of driving the learner to an enhanced exploration of space. 
We will also be completing a Space Adventure Class Project together & students will be asked to research a particular planet before our last class. They will then help us create a perfect Space Mission trip by giving us information and details about their researched planet. They may also wish to show the class pictures, models, etc., which will be used to make our last Mission to Space unforgettable! 
Any learning materials needed will be available for download in the Outschool classroom.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will apply the learning & knowledge gained during this course by Creating and Presenting an Interactive & Class-Created Space Adventure Class Project, which will assess students’ overall understanding and ability in the areas covered.
Discussion, games & other formative assessments will be utilized throughout our classes to determine students are comprehending and retaining the information being presented.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Various website will be utilized by the teacher during the presentation of material, including those for game-based and visual learning. Teacher will have lessons and assignments, as well as videos and more available before and/or after class in the classroom, which will be downloadable.
Nasa.gov will be used extensively.

Meet the teacher

Space & Tech Learning Emporium with Kristina RI.
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (153)
Hello and welcome to the Space & Tech Learning Emporium wtih Teacher Kristina RI.!
I have been a teacher for over 13 years, and love working with learners of all ages! In my free time, I love spending time with my family, playing a variety of... 
SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2023 Outschool